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The Presidents vs the Press by Harold Holzer

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The Presidents vs  the Press by Harold Holzer

Title: The Presidents vs. the Press
Format: epub | Size: 35.37 MB | Author: Harold Holzer
Language: English | Year: 2020 | Total pages: N/A

ISBN Number: N/A

Description: An award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press.
"The FAKE NEWS media," Donald Trump has tweeted, "is not my enemy. It is the enemy of the American people." Never has our free press faced so great a threat. Yet the tension between presidents and journalists is as old as the republic itself. From George Washington to Trump, presidents have quarreled with, attacked, denigrated, and manipulated the fourth estate.
Washington groused about his treatment in the newspapers, but his successor, John Adams, actually wielded his executive power to overturn press freedoms and prosecute critical reporters. Thomas Jefferson tapped a reporter to find dirt on his rival, Alexander Hamilton, only to have the reporter expose his own affair with his slave Sally Hemings. (Jefferson denied the reports out of hand-perhaps the first presidential cry of "fake news.") Andrew Jackson rewarded loyal...

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